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The Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine
The Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine: Awaken the Wisdom of the Five Dakinis
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[Audio Book] 5 CD set

The Tibetan Buddhist tradition carries exotic tales about fearless female "sky dancers" or "wisdom dakinis" who dance in limitless space and act as messengers, guides and protectors. These dakinis manifest the feminine wisdom energy that has been stripped from religions and cultures, energy that is so desperately needed in the world today. Tsultrim Allione takes you on a journey where the listener will learn how to embody the sacred energy of the five dakinis to bring strength, power and transformation to your life.

The Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine is a complete, accessible curriculum designed to support women in their pursuit of enlightenment through the dakini wisdom energies.
Tibetan Meditation Music ~ Nawang Khechog
Tibetan Meditation Music ~ Nawang Khechog
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[CD, Import]

Grammy® Nominee, Internationally Renowned Flutist, and Former Monk Offers Tibetan Meditation Music to the World Tapping into the richness of Tibets meditation tradition, Nawang Khechog has created his most relaxing album yet - wholly focused on helping you experience inner stillness. On Tibetan Meditation Music, Nawang combines Tibetan spiritual chants with his own masterful flute compositions. The result is a soothing blend that has been embraced by many Tibetan and Korean monks, nuns, and people around the world from all walks of life - to enhance a meditative practice, or just to find a refreshing moment of pure serenity. In a unique approach on this recording, Nawang deemphasizes rhythm and uses subtle accents of vocals, bells, percussion, and Western classical instruments to enhance the calming and spacious sound of his meditative flute and Tibetan spiritual chants. As his most tranquil recording to date, Tibetan Meditation Music has a timeless quality that evokes the feeling of sitting on a Himalayan mountain, gazing into the infinite space with natural freedom and eternal peace. This is the perfect musical accompaniment for meditation, yoga, taichi, healing - and complete relaxation.

Born in Tibet, Nawang Khechog spent his earliest years as the child of nomads. In his boyhood he first learned to play the bamboo flute, an ancient instrument popular in rural villages throughout Tibet. After the brutal subjugation of Tibet by Chinese Communists in 1949, Nawang and his family escaped to India. There he studied meditation and Buddhist philosophy, a path he followed as a monk for eleven years - four of them as a hermit. In 1986, he emigrated to Australia where he first performed and his recordings achieved bestseller status. Nawang is best known for his collaborations with Kitaro, including a world tour and performances on Kitaro's Grammy-nominated Enchanted Evening and Mandala albums. His live performances with Philip Glass, Paul Winter, Laurie Anderson, Paul Simon, Natalie Merchant and Baba Olatunji have received international acclaim.
Rain of Blessings [CD] ~ Lama Gyurme
Rain of Blessings [CD] ~ Lama Gyurme
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The Vajrayana, or Diamond Teachings, of Tibetan Buddhism encourage the celebration of life and the ardent pursuit of enlightenment. Cutting straight to the heart of these aims areVajra chants. These deeply moving songs of healing and protection are presented here with keyboard embellishments and occasional percussion.

Tibetan Buddhist musical master Lama Gyurme and French composer Jean-Philippe Rykiel offer eight different chants (and an extra "unplugged" version of one)on this follow-up to their beloved 1996 collaboration THE LAMA'S CHANT. This time around, Rykiel's keyboards and other musical accompaniment take a more prominent role. Dramatic synthesizer chords support Gyurme's bass tones, while the gentle strums of a kora (African harp) weave in and out of almost every line. Percussion livens up the healing "Medicine Buddha Mantra" and acoustic piano shows up in "Offering Chant". While Rykiel's music is often quite moving, Gyurme's vibrant incantations feel like a rain of blessings in and of themselves.
SELWA - Ani Choying Drolma
Selwa - Choying Drolma, Steve Tibbetts
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Audio CD

SELWA marks the second pairing of fusion guitarist Steve Tibbetts with Tibetan Buddhist nun Choying Drolma. Like 1997'sCHO, SELWA is a deeply atmospheric, musically adventurous journey that remains true to the spiritual underpinnings of Drolma's practice. A monk whose resonant, mellifluous vocals evoke both the solemnity and the serenity of her chants and prayers, Drolma's singing gifts strike the listener immediately. Even more striking is how perfectly Tibbetts's percussion, effects-drenched guitar work, and production flourishes suit Drolma's voice.

Tibbetts's accompaniment is supremely sensitive, supporting and echoing Drolma's phrases and inflections with a variety of suitable instrumentation. By structuring his ambient landscapes around Drolma's melodies, he allows the spiritual essence of the music to shine through. Yet the collaboration is never lopsided: Tibbett's expansive, sonically rich impressions are as crucial to the shimmering grace of this music as Drolma's devotional chants. SELWA is an organic, fully realized work of genuine beauty.
Sacred Tibetan Chant
Sacred Tibetan Chant (audio CD)
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The three pieces in this recording give a small but vivid insight into a world
where dedication to spiritual progress is paramount. The recitation of sacred texts follows a prescribed pattern handed down and learned
over centuries. Ritualistic observance, not entertainment, it should be noted.

The music is, none-the-less haunting, mysterious and evocative to Western ears.
We have no near equivalent. Even the stripped-down austerity of Gregorian chant
does not come close. There is something primeval, almost feral, about these sounds.

The hypnotic drone of a collective voice punctuated by the occasional cough or
plaintive sigh; the periodic cacophony of percussion and horns startling us out
of our meditative reverie; time flowing backward and forward simultaneously.

The atmosphere and production of the recording is both faithful and respectful.
Tibetan Incantations
Tibetan Incantations (audio CD)
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Various Artists

Deep spirituality and compassion are at the heart of Tibetan Buddhism with music and chant an important path to spiritual enlightenment. This compilation features three separate chants - each with its own alluring, powerful and meditative quality. For the purposes of healing and meditation, Tibetan Incantations includes three chants by Buddhist monks and an accompanying essay on the purpose and role of music in Tibetan Buddhism.
Tröma Audio Series - Ngondro and Phowa
Tröma Audio Series - Ngondro and Phowa - Audio CD
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Tröma Audio Series

Ngondro and Phowa

Ngondro means preliminary practice, and refers to the initial meditative practices that a Vajrayana Buddhist practitioner must accomplish. These practices are also sustained throughout the stages of progression on the path, as the very core of one’s meditation. The chanting on this CD is for the dakini Tröma Nagmo preliminaries, which belong to the Ati Yoga tradition of the Nyingma School. This is a Terma revelation of the great Terton Heruka Dudjom Lingpa, and the melodies are a part of that sacred revelation. Sangye Khandro was taught these practices and the tunes by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche.

The practice begins with no musical instruments, as one engages in the four contemplations that settle the mind and turn it towards meditative practice. After that there are chants for taking refuge in the tri-kaya dakini; cultivating compassion for all living beings; offering the universe, one’s body and all states of mind to achieve the state of liberation; and the seven branch offering prayer. Next there is the tri-kaya dakini visualization-purification, and then the guru yoga practice, at which time the instruments are used. For more information on the meaning of the practice one must first receive an empowerment; however, anyone is welcome to listen to the sound of this sacred ritual.

The final aspect of ngondro is the phowa, or transference of consciousness. This practice involves preparing oneself for the moment of death and beyond, and again must be preceded by empowerment. The chants found on this CD are traditional melodies for some of the most advanced practices on the path Ati Yoga, leading to liberation in a single lifetime. It is our sincere hope that anyone who is interested in pursuing this path will seek out a qualified lineage master, in order to receive appropriate empowerments and teachings.
Tröma Audio Series - Tröma Nagmo Concise Sadhana
Tröma Audio Series - Tröma Nagmo Concise Sadhana - Audio CD
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Tröma Audio Series
Tröma Nagmo Concise Sadhana

This short ganachakra practice was compiled by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and is entitled The Quintessential Accomplishment in Accordance with the Lineage of the Vajra Essence. In Rinpoche’s own words, “In order to bring sublime bliss to all fortunate disciples who are always engaged in the practice of Dakini Tröma Nagmo, this is a supplementary arrangement of one complete method of practice.”

On this audio CD, the melodies are chanted and the instruments are played by Sangye Khandro. The different sections of the sadhana being practiced are clearly delineated in an outline printed on the inside of the CD cover.
Tröma Audio Series - The Feast of Chöd
Tröma Audio Series - The Feast of Chöd - Audio CD
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Tröma Audio Series
The Feasts of Chöd

The practice of chöd, or “cutting through,” is a Tibetan Buddhist meditative practice in which a person’s hopes and fears—as well as the three poisons of desire, anger, and ignorance—can be cut off at the root and abandoned. The key to the practice lies in learning how to use a combination of visualization, mantra recitation, and the performance of ritual activities—including the singing of specific songs and the playing of musical instruments—in order to loosen one’s mental grip on the delusions that we come to perceive as concrete reality. By practicing the “feasts” of the chöd practice, one accomplishes this by offering one’s own body as the feast for the benefit of all sentient beings. These practices are tantric methods for accomplishing the view of the prajnaparamita, or perfection of wisdom knowledge, and involve learning how to see the truly empty nature of both one’s self and all external phenomena. The songs on this CD come directly from the hidden treasure or terma tradition of the great tantric master Heruka Dudjom Lingpa, who lived in Tibet from 1835 until 1904. Heruka Dudjom Lingpa was from the Golog region of Amdo, in eastern Tibet, and during his lifetime revealed the full meditative practice cycle of Tröma Nagmo, the Great Black Mother.

Among Heruka Dudjom Lingpa’s countless disciples were thirteen who were able to use the Tröma Nagmo practices to achieve total liberation and in the process attain the rainbow body, with the result that their physical bodies disappeared in brilliant flashes of five-colored rainbow lights.

On the Feasts of Chöd CD, Sangye Khandro—an eminent western Tröma Nagmo practitioner and translator of Tibetan Buddhist teachings and texts—performs all of the songs that are used in Heruka Dudjom Lingpa’s cycle of chöd practices. Different feasts are performed at different times of the day, accompanied by the opening and closing prayers that are also included on the CD. The melodies for these songs were taught to Sangye Khandro by her root teacher, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, who was the direct mind reincarnation of Heruka Dudjom Rinpoche.

Sangye Khandro performs the feasts and prayers using the traditional instruments of the practice: chöd drum, bell, and kangling.

Feasts and Prayers

  • Dakini's Laughter [Wangdud Zilnon]
  • Supplication and Ngondro
  • Black Feast
  • White Feast
  • Mixed Feast
  • Red Feast
  • Red Feast of Pure Vision
  • Giving the Body
  • Giving the Dharma
  • Dakini's Aspiration Prayer
Body Of Light CD
Body Of Light ~ Songs Of Practice, Study and Pilgrimage
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This album is a compilation of three types of songs. There are songs of study, which are about specific topics and contemplations. There are pilgrimage songs that come from the inspiration of staying in sacred places. Finally, there are numerous practice songs on the CD. These last songs are more atmospheric than academic. They are like improvisations on themes within the Buddhist teachings.

"As with my first album, Highland Eyes, all the music is based on study and practice within the Buddhist tradition, particularly within the Kagyu, Nyingma and Shambhala vajrayana lineages. I’ve done my best to present things well. Any errors in wording are a reflection of what I haven’t understood. I am very grateful to the kindness of my teachers, particularly Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. May their wishes be fulfilled quickly and easily. May all beings attain great joy in the circle of wisdom" ~ Walker Blaine
Chö - Choying Drolma, Steve Tibbetts
Chö - Choying Drolma, Steve Tibbetts

Audio CD - Currently Unavailable!

Innovative guitarist Steve Tibbetts accompanies Tibetan nun Choying Drolma on sporadic guitar, synthesizer and percussion on chants for meditation, spontaneous songs of realization and teremas brought back from the other world. For much of the disc he lets long silences unwind behind Drolma's resonant vocals before adding a thoughtful chord of his own or feeding back to her a processed sample of her own voice-a often, you can't tell which is which because Tibbets' contributions tilt toward the abstract. Overall the match between the collaborators strikes a good balance, such as on "Kyema Mimin," where he surprises by wrapping a multi-tracked chant in cymbal taps and drums, and on "Shengshik Pema Jungney," which Tibbetts' acoustic alchemy transports to a Gothic Christian space. ~ Bob Tarte
Includes liner notes by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
Sacred Chants and Tibetan Rituals from the Monastery - Bokar Rinpoche
Sacred Chants and Tibetan Rituals from the Monastery - Bokar Rinpoche

Audio CD Curated and edited by filmmaker Guy Maezelle (the album accompanies his documentary) this haunting album compiles rare recordings of sacred chants intoned by the late Tibetan lamaBokar Rimpoche, voiced alternately in solo, in small groups, and, most powerfully, in even more expansive ceremonial configurations. There are also tracks of Tibetan bowls, which produce soothing overtones, a spoken-word track of the lama's teachings, and a recording of a river in the Mirik forest.

These 60 minutes of recorded sound are a testament to the power of chanting, and a moving tribute to a great teacher.